Dec 7, 2018
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission this week discussed several draft recommendations for Congress, which the panel could vote on in January.
Nov 1, 2018
A federal court today ruled in favor of the AHA and its member hospital plaintiffs, and reinstated a mandamus order establishing annual deadline-based targets for reducing the backlog of Medicare appeals at the Administrative Law Judge level.
Oct 24, 2018
AHA and member hospitals yesterday told a federal court that court-ordered targets for reducing the backlog of Medicare appeals at the Administrative Law Judge level remain crucial for ensuring a maintenance of effort by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Sep 25, 2018
Medicare patients who receive care in a hospital outpatient department are likely to be poorer and have more severe chronic conditions than Medicare patients treated in an independent physician office, according to a study released today and prepared for the AHA.
Oct 12, 2020
The Next Generation Accountable Care Organization model reduced gross Medicare spending for calendar years 2016 to 2018 by $349 million (0.9%) without increasing preventable hospitalizations or readmissions, according to findings released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Oct 6, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today released guidance on how it will implement an Aug. 25 interim final rule that makes collecting and reporting COVID-19 data a condition of participation (CoP) for hospitals that participate in Medicare.
Oct 6, 2020
AHA statement on interpretive guidance on CMS data collection and Medicare conditions of participation interim final rule from President and CEO Rick Pollack.
Oct 6, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released guidance on how it will implement its August interim final rule that makes collecting and reporting COVID-19 data a condition of participation for hospitals that participate in Medicare.
Oct 2, 2020
One third of the first 750,000 Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries screened through the Accountable Health Communities Model reported having at least one health-related social need, according to preliminary findings from the model released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.